Phu Quoc food – 12 dishes can only be eaten in Phu Quoc

Not only does Phu Quoc has many delicious dishes, it also gives you chance to enjoy various specialties that no other places have. Let’s discover what is in Phu Quoc food to enjoy.

12 most delicious Phu Quoc food dishes that you should never miss

  1. Nhum Phu Quoc

Not all sea in Viet Nam has nhum. Phu Quoc is one of some few places having sea nhum, so you should take advantage and enjoy this food. Depending on interest, we can choose from different dishes such as lemon rare, grilled, or nhum rice gruel.

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Nhum – one of the best Phu quoc food

Reference address:
– Scorpio 343: address here
– Banh Xanh Restaurant: address here
– Quan Nho (located in Dinh Cau night market, Vo Thi Sau)

  1. Herring salad

Herring salad is considered as a dish imbues with sea taste of Phu Quoc food. The combination of fresh fish and fresh herbs, violet onion, chili, coconut. although it is simple but it creates a very special flavor.

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A serving of herring salad

Reference address:
– Garden Restaurant: address here
– Trung Duong Marina Restaurant: address here
– Quan Viet: address here

3.Phu Quoc abalone

Compared with other sea area, Phu Quoc also has more abalone. Coming here, you can enjoy boiled , grilled, fried, .. abalone. Of all, Grilled abalone dish is the most popular and delicious one. Grilled abalone served with fatty onion, garlic, ginger is extremely tasty.

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Phu Quoc abalone

 

Reference address:
– Oc Hoi Clam Shells (30/4 street, Duong Dong)
– Memories seafood (Vo Thi Sau)
– Phu Quoc Clam Shells (30/4 street, Duong Dong)

4.Holothurian

Holothurian is originally  considered as “ tu dai danh thai” of the East that cannot always be bought easily. Therefore, if you have chance to visit Phu Quoc, you should try once. Holothurian can be processed into many dishes such as hai sam tiem chim cut, holothurian fried with vegetables, fried with cabbage or holothurian cooked with papaya

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Phu Quoc abalone dish

Address: Duong To commune

5.Ham Ninh crab

Ham Ninh crab has been already famous in Phu Quoc. Crab here although is not big, its meat is hard and has strong taste and delicious. The price is also inexpensive, only about 100- 150.000 dong/kilos. Besides eating in here, you can also buy them home as presents.

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Ham Ninh crab

Address:

– Bien Xanh restaurant

– Kim Cuong restaurant

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Oc gai nuong (grilled snail) in Phu Quoc

Not all oc gai in any sea can be eaten. When coming to Phu Quoc, you can enjoy oc gai with many cooking methods, but off all, boiling and grilling are stilling the most popular ones. The taste of oc gai is very strange, tough, combined with fatty onion makes the dish very eye- catching and tasty.

 

Address:

– Oc 343

– Ngeu So oc hen Quan (30/4 street,  Duong Dong)

7.Song fish

Song fish is one of the rustic dish of Phu Quoc food. Grilled song fish eaten with fresh herbs, lemon chili salt sauce is the best. There is nothing better than sitting on the cool beach and waiting for tasty grilled song fish.

Reference address:
– Trung Duong Marina Restaurant: address here
– Zen Restaurant (30/4 Street, Duong Dong)

  1. Mushroom soup with seafood

Thanks to rich seafood resource, together with mushroom, Phu Quoc has outstanding mushroom soup with seafood . Mushroom after being taken will be cleaned, boiled with hot water. After that, it is combined with seafood, meatballs, eggs to make an appealing mushroom soup with seafood

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Tram mushroom

Reference address:
– Sea Food: address here
– Bien Hai: the address here

9. Coi bien mai nuong

Coi mai bien is also another specialty of Phu Quoc. Bien mai is a big triangle arca. In Phu Quoc, most people use coi to make grilled dishes, or rice gruel but not many people use its meat as it is flabby. This dish is sold popular. Tourists can even attend scuba – diving tour, catch bien mai by themselves and then cook and enjoy immediately

Reference address:
– Song Xanh Restaurant: address here
– Scorpio 343: address here

10. Bun Ken

Coming to Phu Quoc without eating bun ken is really a waste of time. This is a strange vermicelli dish that hard to be found in other places. BUn ken is the combination of small vermicelli and aromatic herbs, cucumber, papaya. A bowl of bun ken has white color of rice vermicelli, green color of herbs, yellow of papaya and gold of broth. This is not only delicious but also eye-catching

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Bun Ken

Reference address:
– Bun noodle soup: address here
– Bun with Aunt Hong: address here

11. Banh canh ca thu (rice spaghetti with codfish)

Banh canh is very popular to people in Northern provinces but coming to Phu Quoc, you should try banh canh ca thu. The tough noodles served with fried fish and fish which is sweet and tasty together with sweet broth made from pork bones. this dish is suitable for breakfast
Reference address:
– Quan Hanh: address here
– Phu Quoc Fish Cake Shop: address here

12. Ca mu nuong moi

Using the knife to make some cut on the body of ca mu, then fry on the charcoal stove, combined with fresh herbs, you will feel a wonderful flavor from this fish. Grilling is also the only cooking method that can keep the delicious flavor and the characteristic of this Phu Quoc food.
Reference address:
– Trung Duong Marina Restaurant: address here
– Le Giang Restaurant: address here
– Garden Restaurant: address here